Small cardiac vein

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Vein: Small cardiac vein
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart (small cardiac vein labeled at lower right.)
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Latin Vena cardiaca parva,
vena cordis parva
Gray's p.642
Drains to Coronary sinus

The small cardiac vein runs in the coronary sulcus between the right atrium and ventricle and opens into the right extremity of the coronary sinus.

It receives blood from the posterior portion of the right atrium and ventricle.

It may drain to the coronary sinus, right atrium, middle cardiac vein, or be absent.[1]


  1. ^ Paul A. Iaizzo (7 July 2009). Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices. Springer. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-60327-371-8. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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